Category: Licensing

12/07
2018

Colorado further delays rollout of new sales tax rules

The Wayfair goal posts moved yet again in Colorado. The Colorado Department of Revenue (DOR) has postponed the implementation of their rules, which require vendors shipping more than $100,000 or 200 separate annual sales transactions into Colorado until May 31, 2019 to obtain sales tax permits and pay sales tax to state and local jurisdictions. […]

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12/05
2018

Weekly Digest | New Wholesale Portal, TTB Label Rulemaking, Impactful Retailer Shipping Decision, Napa Compliance Policy Changes

In this week’s digest, we examine the all-new Wholesale Laws for Wineries portal, a new rulemaking document from TTB, a momentous court ruling in Illinois, and Napa County presents a new resolution for compliance policy. Announcing the All New Wholesale Laws for Wineries Site We are proud to announce that through collaboration with the Wine […]

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12/04
2018

Announcing the All New Wholesale Laws for Wineries Site

Earlier this year, we announced that Wine Institute and Compli collaborated to bring the industry up-to-date information and resources on Direct to Consumer compliance rules. Today, we are very proud to announce the launch of the Wholesale Laws for Wineries portal that provides state-by-state compliance information for wineries that sell through the three-tier system. This […]

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11/28
2018

Weekly Digest | TTB Goals, WSWA Files Amicus Brief, Wine Label Controversy, Live CA Hearing

In this week’s digest, we explore TTB’s strategic plan for the next five years, WSWA files an amicus brief in the upcoming Byrd Supreme Court Case, Copper Cane is officially ordered to change their labels, winemakers question the U.S. standards for labeling wine, and Legislature’s Wine and Governmental Organization Committees hold a hearing to discuss […]

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11/20
2018

When TTB Accomplishes Their Goals, We All Win

The Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) recently released their strategic plan for the next fives years. Since what TTB does impacts everyone in the alcohol beverage industry, it’s useful to understand where they want to be in 2022. In order to identify their goals and their operating environment, TTB conducted environmental scans, […]

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11/15
2018

Weekly Digest | Final Compliance Workshop, Crowd-Funded Briefs, New IL and MI Regulations, ADA Compliance

In this week’s digest, we take a look at the upcoming 2018 Compliance Workshop in Monterey, a crowd-funded amicus brief for the Byrd vs. Tennessee Supreme Court case, the Illinois “of value” regulations, the state of Missouri’s appeal for the tied house law and advertising regulations, and how winery websites can become compliant with the […]

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11/08
2018

Weekly Digest | Impactful Industry Changes, Web Compliance, Label Controversy

In this week’s digest, we explore harmful practices in the alcohol industry, winery website compliance, growing frustrations for America’s alcohol shipping laws, the Oregon labeling controversy, the effects of the Supreme Court’s recent decisions on the industry, and changes made by U.S. Customs and Border Patrol. Why Are America’s Alcohol-shipping Laws Such s Cluster$#&%—and Will […]

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11/01
2018

Colorado reschedules rules hearing, provides compliance grace period

If you’re confused about what to do in Colorado, you’re not alone. The recent emergency rule changes to sales tax requirements that the Colorado Department of Revenue (DOR) is trying to adopt are creating quite the controversy. As we outlined last week, DOR would like all out-of-state sellers to register for sales tax (any wineries […]

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10/22
2018

Colorado is already testing the limits of the Wayfair decision

Ski season has begun here in Colorado. We know that not only because Wolf Creek opened last week, but also because the Colorado Department of Revenue (DOR) appears to be out over their skis when it comes to interpreting the Wayfair Supreme Court case on sales and use tax regulations. The DOR sent out a […]

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10/18
2018

Weekly Digest | Compliance workshops, major developments for wine retailers, Oklahoma opens for wineries

It’s hard to believe it’s already mid-October! Harvest is mostly behind us and the holidays are coming fast. We want to make sure you end the year on a high note and have decided to launch a weekly digest of industry news, legislative updates, and practical business advice for the beverage alcohol industry. We’ll deliver […]

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